Perusing the archives at Jaded Haven I stumbled upon this TED video of Mike Rowe of the Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs. Not for the weak of stomach, but worth, as she says, your twenty minutes. Hang on through the first five.
I do believe Mike Rowe would kick Wolf Blitzer's ass in Jeopardy.
As a result of his work on Dirty Jobs, Rowe has become a "trade activist" - someone who is actively campaigning to restore the traditional trades to a position of respect in American culture. His site is MikeRoweWORKS.com. View his mission video here.
UPDATE: 9/30/13 - Mike Rowe gives the background story about this talk: